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Mr. S. from NANUET NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Basketball Fever!

The cost of a heavy duty basketball system from Sportime is $1045, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $1,067 goal

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I am the gym teacher at PS701X @ P723M. My students are all severely emotionally disturbed students. We share the school with students that suffer from autism, and other mental disabilities. My school is what you would call a Quonset Hut. It is built of aluminum. The Building Manager disapproved of our requisition to install a basketball backboard and rim. He reasoned that the aluminum would not anchor the backboard, like wood. We finally convinced him otherwise. I bought a backboard and rim by myself, and his employees put it up. Unfortunately, his fear of the rim doing damage to the building and coming down, made him install it approx 10' 8" high. Regulation is 10' high. The kids want the real thing, and so do I!! My wish is that we could get a donation of a permanent basketball pole, rim, and backboard. This type of basketball setup would go into the ground, not the building. If we could find the generosity, it would be great to have two of them. Obviously, I would be ecstatic with one!! It is a joy watching these kids play. It is especially rewarding outside, since we do not have a gym inside. The gym inside consists of a regular classroom. There would be approximately 150 students enjoying this contribution!

Mr. S.
Grades 9-12
  • MANHATTAN TRANSITION CENTER
  • NANUET, NY
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BASKETBALL SYSTEM HEAVY DUTY MFG NO: PR52 • Sportime, Inc. $759.99 1 $759.99

Materials cost

$759.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$874.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$191.93

Total project goal

$1,066.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,066.26

1 Donor

-$1,005.48

Donations toward project cost

-$875.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$130.48

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$61.59

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$0.00

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